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"Astoria" is Greek for "great neighborhood". Okay, it isn't really, but it is still great.
Studio / 1 BR
71% Complete
2 Bedrooms
82% Complete
3 Bedrooms
96% Complete
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete

Good For
  • Empty nesters / Retirees
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles


What's around
  • 796 Restaurants
  • 18 Schools
  • 159 Grocery stores/markets
  • 57 Banks
  • 191 Nightlife options
  • 119 Fitness options
  • 651 Shops




Astoria has a below average violent crime rate and a low property crime rate for New York City.


Astoria, located in the northwest corner of Queens, is a culturally diverse neighborhood that gets high marks for livability. It includes the sub-neighborhoods of Ravenswood, a primarily commercial area; Ditmars-Steinway, a popular spot for young professionals named after the Steinway & Sons piano company; and Astoria Heights, a residential area of detached houses.

Traditionally home to a large concentration of Greeks, these days you'll find Italians, Mexicans, Bangladeshis, and other ethnicities all living in Astoria. It also attracts New Yorkers from other parts of the city thanks to its larger homes and affordability.

The diversity means a you are spoiled for choice when it comes to food. You can find pretty much any type of cuisine that exists within Astoria's borders – and yes, there are still plenty of Greek restaurants here. While nightlife here isn't exactly booming, there is still plenty to do. The century old Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden in particular is a good spot to have a cold drink.

Housing stock here is as diverse as the neighborhood's residents. You'll find prewar brick apartment buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes. Big developments are also bringing thousands of luxury apartments to the area, raising concerns with existing residents that it will change the neighborhood.

Culturally, Astoria has a couple well-regarded museums and the famous Socrates Sculpture Park. And along the East River waterfront is the 60 acre (24 hectare) Astoria Park. Besides offering great views of Manhattan, the park includes playgrounds, a skate park, a running track, grassy areas, and a 330-foot long public swimming pool.

Astoria is bordered on the west and north by the East River, on the east by Woodside, and on the south by Sunnyside and Long Island City.


Wall Street: 8.6 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 4 miles / 20-50 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 27.5 miles / 50-75 minutes by car / 65 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 7.1 miles / 25-60 minutes by car / 50 minutes by transit

Astoria New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Astoria LOCAL schools

St Demetrios School
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Distance:0.09 mi
Academy For New Americans
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Distance:0.12 mi
Ps 234
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Distance:0.13 mi
Ps 17 Henry David Thoreau
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Distance:0.21 mi
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Local Flavor   Astoria Local Flavor

Taverna Kyclades
Taverna Kyclades 3307 DITMARS BLVD, ASTORIA, NY 11105 MAP

A great Greek restaurant in the heart of New York's Greek community. The only downside: it's so popular it's often crowded.

Queens Comfort
Queens Comfort 40-09 30TH AVE, ASTORIA, NY 11103 MAP

1980s-themed restaurant with lively service. Waiters tell jokes, they show old cartoon shows, and the food is terrific.

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden 2919 24TH AVE, ASTORIA, NY 11102 MAP

Established in 1910, this is one of New York City’s quintessential summer hangouts and one of the largest outdoor drinking venues in the city.

Socrates Sculpture Park
Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 VERNON BLVD, LONG ISLAND CITY, NY 11106 MAP

An internationally renowned outdoor museum and a vibrant park offering a wide variety of free public programs.

Butcher Bar
Butcher Bar 37-10 30TH AVE, ASTORIA, NY 11103 MAP

A low key and tasty BBQ joint that only uses meat that's high quality, pasture-raised, with no hormone or any antibiotic treatment.

Big Reuse
Big Reuse 3-17 26TH AVE, QUEENS, NY 11102 MAP

A cool outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. This is where hipsters and interior designers go for unique pieces.

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